On 27 November the newly formed Year 11 Environmental Science class went on an excursion to Mount Cannibal on the last Tuesday of Term Four. Mount Cannibal is a nature reserve in Garfield North. We walked up the southern side to the top and then trekked down to the bottom on the north side, taking photos and observing species along the way. Our aim was to collect data for a class assignment comparing the flora and fauna on the north and south side of the mountain. Some of the factors we looked at were species of trees, medium and large shrubs, mammals, birds and insects.
The highlights of the excursion were:
- Discovery of a Jacky Lizard
- Views on the top of the northern side
- Finding a bullet ant’s nest and animal faeces